|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 22: The Process of Devotional Service|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 22.143
ajñāne vā haya yadi 'pāpa' upasthita
kṛṣṇa tāńre śuddha kare, nā karāya prāyaścitta
ajñāne — by ignorance; vā — or; haya — there are; yadi — if; pāpa — sinful activities; upasthita — present; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; tāńre — him (the devotee); śuddha kare — purifies; nā karāya — does not cause; prāyaścitta — atonement.
"If, however, a devotee accidentally becomes involved in a sinful activity, Kṛṣṇa purifies him. He does not have to undergo the regulative form of atonement.
Kṛṣṇa purifies from within as the caittya-guru, the spiritual master within the heart. This is described in the following verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.5.42).
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